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July 19, 1907 

smallpox were discovered. On account of the fact that the proper 
isolation had not been carried out the vessel was placed in quarantine 
in accordance with paragraph 113 of quarantine regulations. The 
immigrants have been placed in the quarantine station and vaccina- 
tion has been carried out, together >vith the usual general disinfection. 
(See Public Health Eeports, July 5, 1907, page 929.) 


Report from Ceiba, fruit fort. 

Acting Assistant Surgeon Eeynolds reports as follows : Week ended 
June 30, 1907. Present officiallv estimated population about 6,500; 
general sanitary condition of this port and the surrounding country 
during the week:, good. 

Bills of health issued to the following-named vessels : 



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Number of 


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Number of 

in transit. 

Pieces of 



New Orleans 1.^ 

do 17 






do 29 



Mobile 15 


Report from CalciMa — Transactions of service — Cholera^ plague^ 
and smallpox — Cholera epidemic in Kashmir. 

Acting Assistant Surgeon Eakins reports. June 13 : 

Week ended June 8, 1907. No transactions. 

Week ended June 1, 1907. Thirty-two deaths from cholera, 100 
deaths from plague, and 26 deaths from smallpox. 

In Bengal during the same week, 735 cases and 642 deaths from 

The cholera epidemic continues in Kashmir. The number of cases 
reported for the week ended June 3 was 1.447, with 771 deaths. 

Since November, 1906, the total number of cases reported is 10,550, 
of which 5,689 were fatal. 

Placjue at Karachi and in the Punjah. 

From Consul-General Michael, under date of June 6 : 
Plague is locally as prevalent and destructive as when considered 
to be at its worst. In Karachi 3 Europeans have been attacked, 2 
fatally. Many are being inoculated against the disease. 

In Rawalpindi district, Punjab, plague has assumed alarming pro- 
portions. The people are panic stricken, and are flying from the 
villages to the city of Rawalpindi for help and safety. The con- 
ditions are becoming worse. There is no wood to burn the dead, 
and the timber taken from houses is being used. Some Hindus, 
contrary to their religion, have buried their dead.